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New TV2 gay show

Wed 13 Jun 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News

TVNZ has today revealed date and timeslot details for new LGBT television programme The Outlook. The programme will screen at around 11pm Tuesday evenings on TV2, with the first episode to be broadcast on Tuesday 26th June at 11:05pm. The 10-part series takes a journey through New Zealand's GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual) culture through the eyes of its biggest gay publication, ‘Express’, says TVNZ. The part observational documentary series follows the challenges Express faces getting to press fortnightly. "The Outlook is a series of interest to the GLBT community, however it will interest anyone who has ever wondered about the challenges the free street press faces in going to print week after week,” says producer Glenn Sims. The partly magazine-style show will also focus on the news, events, individuals and stories that inspire, interest and affect gays and lesbians in New Zealand. The series also includes a gay programming first with the launch of The Outlook's young programme makers initiative, New Outlooks, which has the backing of New Zealand On Air and TVNZ. Sims says, "Our role as the programme makers who have been handed the baton of producing New Zealand's GLBT show is to support and nurture young talent. “We want to take the traditional employment route one step further and offer young, or inexperienced producers, directors, and writers the opportunity to showcase their work within the series. The unique format of The Outlook allows us to do just that." The first episode takes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Dancing With The Stars' gay dancer Stefano Olivieri, featuring never-before-seen footage of Suzanne and Stefano preparing for the final. Another feature will explore the campaign for the judicial review for the provision of breast cancer drug ‘Herception’. Two publicity photos from the show are available to view on the link below. The top picture shows Express Editor Oliver Hall, publisher Richard Todd and advertising salesperson Owen Allison, and below picture shows Richard Todd with drag queen Venus.     Ref: TVNZ (m)

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First published: Wednesday, 13th June 2007 - 12:00pm

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